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フィールド調査 【Field data collection】

posted Sep 5, 2016, 8:25 PM by Yoshitaka Uchida Hokudai

     Summer days in Hokkaido are very short, nearly in the end. Thus, for those researching natural plant growth and/or phenomena outside in the field may have hard time. They are often so busy during spring to summer period and then analyze everything over the winter. I used to go outside for data/soil collection throughout the year when I was in New Zealand but not anymore here in Hokkaido. Although we have started some new experiments such as an experiment using frozen soils. 
     We are preparing for our almost final field research trip this year. We are hoping to look at some pastures and rivers around Hokkaido. Preparation means a lot. Especially when we run projects as a big team, we often simply assume that somebody else prepare everything for you. We try not to make it happen. 
     Well, we have spread all the gears on a blue sheet to check whether we forget something or not but see how we go.